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HAWES posted by Jennifer Silva on Wednesday, January 3, 2001

Hope you can help me. Looking for death and grave site for John David Hawes and his family. He founded Aliceville and believed to buried there. He is my great grandfather's brother. Thanks. Sincerely, Jennifer Silva
HELM, VOLLAND, KAUFMAN posted by Sue Fronheiser on Sunday, January 7, 2001

I would appreciate knowing about any information you have on the surnames, Helm, Volland, Kaufman. Also, do you know if Clara Kaufman is still alive?? My maiden name was Helm. My paternal Grandmother was a Volland.

Going to Scotland this summer and trying to find lost relatives.
ULRICH, WHIPPLE, KRAFT, BEHRENS, STORBECK, BRECHEISEN, McGREGOR posted by Marvin Ulrich on Monday, January 8, 2001

Our tree is fairly large in Osage Co. KS. All surnames listed are from Vassar, Olivet & Lyndon. Thanks so very much.
BARTLETT posted by John D. Purdue on Friday, January 12, 2001

I am trying to verify the burial location of my GGGrandparents, Daniel Bartlett and Mahala (Osborne) Bartlett.

I know that Daniel is buried in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, near Aliceville, KS. We were there in Mar 2000 and saw the head stone. But there is no head stone nearby for Mahala. It's been told to us that she is buried beside him with no marker. Can you help?

They are my grandparents through John W. Bartlett, their son and John W's daughter, Elizabeth, was my Grandmother. Thanks.

SMITH posted by Janice Brown on Thursday, January 18, 2001

Looking for information on my Gr. Grandfather William Franklin Smith b: July 8, 1863 in Coffey County.

WOLFE posted by Penny Stewart on Wednesday, February 14, 2001

Will share 1892 photo of J.T. Wolfe of Burlington, Kansas. Found in Portland, Oregon antique shop.

McCONNELL, HATHAWAY posted by Norma Baucom on Thursday, February 15, 2001

The 1865 Census for Coffey co. Leroy Kansas has the following people listed.

George H Mc Connell and family, how do I seek more information on this family, possibility of relationship to my Mother in Law, we are working on our Genealogy. We have not been able to find any information, except that Charles Clay Mc Connell was born March 1, 1866 in Leroy Kansas his parents were James Mc Connell and Belle Hathaway. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
WILLIAMS, McBRIDE posted by J. Buck on Thursday, February 15, 2001

Hello, I would like the e-mail address of Calvin McBride whose query on March 10, 1998 on the Williams family is the family that I am related to. I could not find any access to his address to reply to his query. I know it has been almost 3 years maybe he is still around, if not I am interested in the Williams family who were in Coffey County in the 1850's. Minton Williams was killed in the Civil War in Kansas. Any information would be helpful, thank you very much.
BLACKBURN posted by Cindy Osburn on Saturday, February 24, 2001

I'm looking for any information on my great grandfather John William Blackburn born on May 11, 1877 Coffey(Coffeeville?)Kansas,and any brothers and sisters he had. His Parents were: Samuel C. Blackburn born Aug 3,1850 Peoria Illinois and Elizabeth Jane King born Sept 27,1855 Indiana.

McCONNELL posted by LaRaine Ullom on Wednesday, February 28, 2001

I'm looking for any one with information on James Mc Connell and his family who lived in Leroy in the mid 1860's He had a son named Charles Clay and his wife's name was Belle Hathaway. It is thought to be he operated a mill with his brothers.

ODELL posted by John Devaney on Thurday, March 1, 2001

Does anyone have any information on a Stephen C. Odell who may have lived in LeRoy Twp. 1870 on? Married Margaret Akins. Died ca. 1931. Thank you.
John D.

WALTERS, WORTMAN, SNOW posted by Judith Oldham on Saturday, March 10, 2001

I am looking for cemetery grave site for Martha Jane Walters,Wortman Snow, who reportedly died in Coffee County, KS in 1871, while in route to Montana.
WILLIAMS posted by Jay Buck on Monday, March 19, 2001

I am Looking for information on the Milton Williams family who moved to Coffee county around 1855. His wife's name was Delilah. He was killed in the Civil War at Fort Scott. I have the 1965 census record that has Delilah and Mother Mary Jeffery and children. I had contact with a Tim G. (Cranmer) but I cannot locate him . I lost his e-mail address but I believe it was Dems74 @ ??
thank you very much

STUART posted by Michelle Koenig on Sunday, April 1, 2001

I am looking for information on a Bernice (LAKE)STUART who was born 5/1903 in Hunt Co. TX to a judge and his wife. The judge "arranged" the marriage of Bernice LAKE to the son of a banker: Charles STUART. Known facts are that two children were born of issue of this marriage: Charles William (b. 3/18/1923) and Alice Bernice (b. 3/6/1925, Bonner Springs, KS). Although it has yet to be confirmed, Charles STUART never enlisted in the military but would give soldiers a place to sleep and eat. He brought home a John Francis McISAAC (b. 6/29/1897 Nova Scotia) who was supposedly the "youngest Master Staff Sergeant in the Army" during that time. It is family lore that Bernice (LAKE) STUART met John Francis McISAAC while she lived in Coffey County, KS. It should be noted that Bernice LAKE was Catholic, as was John Francis McISAAC. No known religious practices are known of Charles STUART. Between 1925 and 1928, Bernice (LAKE) STUART left with John Francis McISAAC and moved to MA and then NY. The first daughter was born to John Francis McISAAC and Bernice (LAKE) STUART in November of 1928 in MA. Bernice (LAKE) STUART did not ever file for a legal divorce from Charles STUART and she never legally married John Francis McISAAC. Bernice (LAKE)McISAAC was contacted around 1957 by attorneys representing Charles STUART wanting to know where and when she filed for divorce. Apparently, Charles STUART did remarry thinking that Bernice had filed for a legal divorce. Any information regarding these individuals would be extremely appreciated. Family information is scarce as there are only two children of the marriage of John Francis McISAAC and Bernice (LAKE) STUART are still living.

HUGGINS posted by David Meredith on Monday, April 2, 2001

Any hope of an obit for Mary Jane Huggins died 18 may 1879 in California Twsp, Coffey Co??

HUGGINS posted by Oscar Barron on Monday, April 2, 2001

Any chance that Mary Jane Huggins is Mary Jane Williamson (maiden name) I lost my Mary Jane Williamson in 1880. Her parents were in that area at that time.
Thank you. Oscar

GROPENGIESSER, BARNOW, STAUVE posted by Mary Schumaker on Friday, April 6, 2001

I am researching the Gropengiesser, Barnow and Stauve family (originally from Germany)that settled in Coffey County and who are buried in St. John's Evangical Lutheran Cemetery. Would appreciate communicating with who one who has info or connected.

St. John Evangical Lutheran Cemetery posted by Mary Schumaker on Friday, April 6, 2001

Would like to purchase a copy of the St. John Evangical Lutheran Cemetery. Also who can I contact to get records for persons who were members? Mary

WILLIAMSON, FARMER posted by Oscar Barron on Sunday, April 15, 2001

Searching for William K Williamson. married to Harriet Farmer.
Surnames: Williamson, Farmer, Rork, Maple, Smith. Gilland

WILSON, SCOTT posted by Don McAlister on Sunday, April 15, 2001

I was wondering if you had any information on Joseph E. Wilson & Mabel Eva Scott. No dates on Joseph E. Wilson, where he was from or dates he married to Mabel Eva Scott. If you can help, I sure would appreciate it.
Donald F. McAlister

CHRISTISON posted by Darlene Christison Mingus on Tuesday, April 24, 2001

I was wondering if you would see if there is an obituary for my great grandmother, Margaret/Margret/Marlett Christison (wife of John J. Christison) who died 22 Nof 1887 and their son, John Wilburn Christison who died 21 Jan 1932. Both are buried at Key West Cemetery. Thank you so much.
Methodist Episcopal Church at Lebo, KS posted by P. Day on Friday, May 4, 2001

James Day was one of the original charter signers. Does anyone have any info. on this church. Please contact me directly at MyGenealogy@yahoo.com

SMITH, CROUCH posted by Edgar Vinson on Tuesday, May 8, 2001

Looking for information on the George Walter and Emma (Crouch) Smith family. George and Emma are my great-grandparents. Looking especially for information on their child(ren). George died in Burlington on 28 Aug 1921 and Emma died in Burlington on 5 Jun 1963. Thank you.

Edgar L. Vinson, III

Methodist Episcopal Church at Lebo, KS posted by Kelly Hull on Tuesday, May 15, 2001

I checked in the Coffey County Historical Museum and Genealogical Society for information on your query. There is a booklet "History of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Lebo, Kansas, 1884-1984" which includes history from the 1884-1934 booklet [they have it too but it's crumbly and I was hesitant on photo copying it]. There is a copy of the charter of the church that was 'applied for February 23, 1884, was granted and filed for record March 20, 1884, two years before the city of Lebo was incorporated. The charter remains in the Office of the Secretary of State, Topeka". The name James Day is listed as one of the original five trustees. The Methodist Church is still an active church in Lebo, Kansas and I suspect that if you wrote to the church, that they could help you out with further information. The address: United Methodist Church, 201 W. 4th, Lebo, Kansas 66856.
Kelly Hull puzzler@osprey.net

SNELL posted by Jackie Hocker on Sunday, May 27, 2001

I am trying to find information on my great-grandparents who resided in Leroy in 1890's. My grandfather was born there in 1894. Can you tell me where to get any information. I do not know for sure of dates of birth etc. Surname was Snell. Thank you.
HOLLAND posted by Sandi Jones on Tuesday, June 5, 2001

In the 1859 Territorial Census (Jerrad, Gered) Holland with wife and children. He was a Constable. Is there any information that may be in the news papers or obituaries. Ida Holland (daughter)married Richard Jones C 1878. They had one child Herbert Delay Jones born Lawrence Kansas August.1879 Thank you.

FERMAN posted by Jim S. on Tuesday, June 5, 2001

Looking for info on James FERMAN, who died 2 Sep 1913 in Burlington, Coffey, KS. His wife, Eliza Ann, died 5 Mar 1924 in Burlington. Children were Charles, Harriet, and Katherine "Kate" Ferman Bullard. Is there any way I can get copies of obituaries?
Please email me directly.

CORTNER, COTNER, MORRIS, HAYMAKER posted by Earlene Bale on Monday, June 11, 2001

Seeking any information on : James Harvey Cortner/Cotner, son of Daniel and Rebecca (Stockwell) Cotner, b. 1844, New Market, Charlestown twp. Clark Co. IN. d. 26 July 1923, Lebo, Coffey Co. KS, m. 1865, Clark Co. IN. Amanda Emeline Haymaker, dau. of John and Anna (Crum) Haymaker, b. 1847/1848. Clark Co. IN, d. 23 Aug. 1939, Lebo, Coffey Co. KS. James was suppose to be a Civil War Vet from Indiana, but I cannot find his unit. James and Amanda had a daughter, Rebecca Grace Cotner, b. 1871, New Market, IN, d. after 1900 Ashland, OR, m. George Morris, b. 1869, Unk. Co. KS, res. 1895, Lebo, Coffey Co. KS, m. after 1900, Ashland, OR. I have information on Rebecca and George's other children born in Coffey Co. and their grandchildren who lived in Tracyton, Kitsap Co. WA. I will gladly trade information with anyone interested.

James Pollock WARD posted by Susan Evans on Wednesday, June 13, 2001

I am looking for when and where Joseph Pollock WARD died. As of the 1900 Coffey County, Kansas census, he was living with his son William WARD in Spring Creek Twp; he was 71 years old. He was born in 1828 in Greene County, OH; he married Emeline Loughead in 1850 in Logan County, OH. His son William was born in Mercer County, IL in 1856 and the family was in Warren County, OH as of the 1860 census. They moved to Kansas by 1865, where in 1865 his daughter Rosetta was born in Lyon County. The family was in Coffey County most of the time from at least 1875 onward. There is no record of his death or burial in Coffey County.I've looked through newspaper microfilm from 1900 through 1910 and have not yet found either obituary or death notice. I am looking for any information about where he may have gone and when he died.

NAPIER, GRANT posted by Charlene Riley on Friday, June 29, 2001

Looking for Rene Napier/wife Elisabeth Stuart Napier daughter Frances Jane Napier Grant and other two daughters names unknown I know they lived in the Leroy area in or about 1880-1886. Rene Napier died in LeRoy Aug 15 1886 wife was still alive along with two daughters Jane (frances Jane was deceased right before him according to his obit.) No record of Elisabeth death or where they are buried. Don't know other daughters names. Son was John W. Napier.
Appreciate any info, Charlene Riley, great great granddaughter charlenemr@hotmail.com

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